By Ahleiah Al-Waraqi, Cinthya Campos, Myressa Garcia, Monica Thomas
There are many conflicts when it comes to the terms of waste and recycling. Because the world’s population continues to grow and as the average standard of living becomes higher, the amount of waste created and where it will go becomes a matter of great concern. Since waste is such an expansive topic, requiring in depth analysis of individual sectors to discover what it has to do with the whole picture, we have broken down our research into categorizes. The topics analyzed here include the environmental costs of waste, the economic and environmental impacts of recycling, and how to properly dispose of electronic devices.
Banner image: A recycling transfer station with material collected from a few suburbs of Perth, Australia, in one afternoon in 2012 (Treading My Own Path)